Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

Aug 26, 2016

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict. “This war needs to end and it needs to end as quickly as possible,” Kerry said after ...

Unexploded bombs extend Yemen war's deadly toll

Aug 15, 2016

Unexploded bombs extend Yemen war's deadly toll

Screams rang out through the hilltop village outside Yemen’s capital after 10-year-old Youssef al-Salmi set off a bomb he had found in a field, perhaps thinking it was a toy. He became the latest of several Yemeni civilians to be killed by unexploded ordnance ...

U.S. approves $1.15 billion sale of tanks, equipment to Saudi Arabia

Aug 10, 2016

U.S. approves $1.15 billion sale of tanks, equipment to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15 billion, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The approval coincides with Saudi Arabia leading a military ...

Jul 31, 2016

India providing food to laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia

India’s foreign minister said the government is providing food aid to thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia who are not able to buy food after losing their jobs in the kingdom. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a series of tweets over the ...

Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

Jul 17, 2016

Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system, which bars women from traveling abroad, obtaining a passport, marrying or exiting prison without the consent of a male relative, remains the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the kingdom, according to a report released Sunday by a ...

Saudi Arabia hit by suicide blasts, including at Medina holy site

Jul 5, 2016

Saudi Arabia hit by suicide blasts, including at Medina holy site

State-linked Saudi news websites reported an explosion Monday near one of Islam’s holiest sites in the city of Medina, as two suicide bombers struck in different cities without killing anyone. Sabq news site and other local media, quoting unnamed sources, said the explosion was ...